Harlem Renaissance

A flowering of African American art and culture in Harlem whose legacy continues today

c. 1890 - 1945

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Aaron Douglas, <em>Aspiration</em>
Aaron Douglas, Aspiration

Aspiration was one of only two panels to survive the Texas Centennial where it pointed to a future that transcended the racism of the day.

A Harlem street scene by Jacob Lawrence, <em>Ambulance Call</em>
A Harlem street scene by Jacob Lawrence, Ambulance Call

Lawrence captures the vitality of Harlem and highlights the advancements in medical care for and by people of color.

Jacob Lawrence, <em>The Migration Series</em>
Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series

Lawrence carefully documents the migration of African Americans from the agricultural South to the industrial North.